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What is this new scrolling bar, and how do I remove it?

I’ve combed everywhere but I can’t seem to even find someone with a similar problem! It’s this list of thumbnails:
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How to reset Dock to default / vanilla settings?

After migrating from macOS 11.x on a Mac Pro to a new MacBook Pro with macOS 12.x, I've found that Exposé hangs like crazy and there are strange things with the display wallpaper backgrounds among ...
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How to change the order of the spaces in mission control using keyboard shortcuts?

I always like to use Mission Control and App Expose using keyboard shortcuts. I almost always have a bunch of spaces and full-screen apps opened. If I were to rearrange these spaces, I use the ...
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Disable Spaces shelf in Mission Control all windows Exposé

In recent versions of macOS, Mission Control's all windows view shows a shelf for your Spaces. When first activated, this shelf is collapsed at a small height at the top of the screen that displays ...
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How to Expose hidden App in Dock as it was in High Sierra?

When I put cursor on an app icon on Dock I can do swipe down to Expose opened windows of that app. However since Mojave it is no longer possible to Expose apps which are hidden (with Cmd+H). On High ...
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Wallpaper Not Showing Behind Mission Control/App Exposé or resized Window on only one Desktop

No clue why this is happening (screen recording link): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cm82c9ApbNU1qF6bjCzITMpnQ00xlvmN/view?usp=sharing For whatever reason, the desktop wallpaper only shows up when ...
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Customize title bar color of application windows

I'm a software developer and my daily work involves about 8 or 10 different applications or web-based tools. I work on a 13" MB Pro without an external monitor, and typically I use the touch pad'...
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Can iPhone 12 be used safely in pouring rain?

After some googling, I see many articles on circumstances where an iPhone can be used, but none that say definitely that is perfectly okay to actually do so (or whether it's risky to do so). Also ...
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Is it possible to close windows from App Exposé

I have too many Finder windows open. It's a mess! First, I need to take stock of everything I have open, so I activate App Exposé (aka Mission Control Application Windows) via ⌘↓. App Exposé shows me ...
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How to see all windows of an application within a space?

I am a fan of the exposé feature in Mac. I work in multiple spaces dedicated to each for respective projects. However, I would want to see all windows belonging to a particular application on that ...
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OSX HotCorner behaviour

I'd like to know if there is a function that allows a hotcorner to trigger 'minimize current window in focus'. There is an app that I use on PC that ha this and I find it very useful. I'd be open to ...
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Serious Performance Problems using Expose in Catalina

Summary I am having a problem where using Expose to drag a window from one Space to another causes an enormous slowdown that looks almost comical - like the machine turns into a ouija board and load ...
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Application name not appearing below thumbnail in mission control unless cursor is on it

In mission control, I couldn't see Application names below thumbnails if the cursor is somewhere else. See this image. If I move the cursor onto any thumbnail, then I'm seeing the application name. ...
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How to show application windows only for current Space in Exposé, and not aggregated from all Spaces

I just started using Spaces in 10.14 (I know I'm a little late to) and was excited at first until I encountered this scenario: When I am in a Space and do Exposé to "Show me ALL Application Windows",...
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How to start App Expose without using Force Touch or the keyboard?

I know there was a way to trigger App Expose, by pointing the mouse cursor over an dock icon, and scrolling the mouse wheel. As far as I remember, it was something I had to enable with the "defaults" ...
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Exposé App Focus Loss issue

macOS Sierra (10.12.6) When I enter Exposé using any method, I select my desired window and it comes to the forefront, but then focus switches back to my previous app no matter what. Example: Doing ...
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Mission Control app switching is broken - chosen app is NOT focused

Problem: Activate mission control Chose app - eg. Click Safari Mission control exit animation plays, but an app OTHER than Safari has focus. I cannot express how frustrating this is. There is ...
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Why I cannot use the expose and launchpad from the touch bar?

Here is an image of the touch bar layout I normally connect my MBP to two external monitors. When I try to use the expose and launchpad (The third and forth icons from the left) from the touch bar, ...
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Close window with middle mouse button in Expose

How can I configure Expose to enable closing of Windows with the middle mouse button, like it is possible in Compiz/Scale Plugin on Linux?
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Mac Show All Windows for an app in dock Sierra

When I had El Capitan, I was able to (or assigned a shortcut to) : when I hovered over a dock icon and scrolled up (with mouse or trackpad), it would show all windows of the dock application i hovered ...
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Create a space from script on El Capitan

I'm using Slate window manager and I wanted a way to create a new space on El Capitan using script. I have found other solutions like the following, but it doesn't work on El Capitan. list 1 would ...
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How is the iPhone 7 waterproof if its charging port is exposed?

as someone interested in Electronics, this has bugged me for far to long, and I am hoping someone can put an answer to end this annoyance. My current idea as to how: the entire port is isolated ...
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Window manager freezes when triggering Exposé on macOS Sierra?

On my MacBook Pro (Early 2015), I've been struggling with a problem since I upgraded to Sierra. I don't use Exposé very often, but some times, when I trigger it accidentally with a swipe on the ...
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Useless swipe in App Exposé in Sierra

If I invoke Exposé and use the gesture to swipe between fullscreen apps, open windows from other applications will show (similar to ⌘+⇥). However, I cannot click on them to bring them to the front, so ...
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Speed up Mission Control animations in macOS Sierra

Introduced in macOS Sierra, the user can control how fast the Mission Control animation moves to the “end view”, by how fast the action is performed on a trackpad. I think the default setting is much ...
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Chrome popups impossible to find

I have a MacBook Pro with two external monitors connected. I also use Spaces, so I have three displays visible at any time, and a couple of virtual desktops, and a couple of apps running full screen. ...
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Is there a way to show all open windows in OSX 10.9+?

In OSx 10.5, there was a way to show all open windows in a given space using expose. I always had my bottom left hotcorner set to "show all windows" and my top right hotcorner set to "show desktop", ...
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Know how many windows are open for an app at a glance

Is there a way to know at a glance how many windows are open for an app? In the dock, using El Capitan, a black dot appears under running app icons, but if windows are on top of each other (i.e. ...
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App Expose, show XCode project name

Few versions of OSX ago, the project name was shown under the XCode window, when app expose was used... now just the open file name is shown, which totally useless I cannot navigate to my open ...
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How to force one app to stay on the last screen?

I'm always using full-screen apps, and I like to have the Terminal app "sticky" as a last application on the carousel. Whenever a new app is opened in full-screen, it take this last place and I have ...
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Mission control el capitan desktop thumbnail

I have recently moved from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, and there is something I'm missing currently and hope it is a gesture I don't know. In Snow Leopard, when looking at all your desktop (Exposés ...
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Can't switch to full screen apps or evoke Mission Control after sleep

Occasionally when I am working and put my MacBook to sleep, when I wake it up again, I am unable to switch to apps that I have had open in full screen. Similarly, if I open an app after sleep, switch ...
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What does hidden windows mean?

Mission control supposed to show everything running on Mac. The definition for Mission Control given by this website also confirms that (see the screen shot shown bellow. EDIT: This has now been ...
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OSX Yosemite - Mission Control stopped working

Not sure how long this has been happening, but I just noticed it AFTER Yosemite update. Mission control just does not work: using hot corners, keyboard shortcut, or even double clicking Mission ...
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Mission control - application windows cascade view

I'm struggling to find a solution for displaying Application Windows into a stacked/grouped/cascade view. I'd like to point out that i'm not referring to the general Mission Control which displays all ...
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App Exposé Window Ordering?

When App Exposé shows my browser windows (i.e., 4-finger swipe down or Control-↓), the order of the windows changes from one time to the next, and I cannot find the window I'm looking for easily. ...
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How to modify app expose to show only open windows of current application on current desktop?

I have OS X 10.8.5. I typically have several windows of some applications open on more than one desktop. When using App Expose, it shows all of the open windows of the current application on all ...
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Terminal commands for "Application Windows" and "Show Desktop" in Mountain Lion

The title pretty much says it all. I need to know the terminal commands for "Application Windows" and "Show Desktop" in Mountain Lion so I can make aliases on the dock with Automator. I don't like hot ...
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Dock/Expose not working, Desktop stuck with gray background (Lion)

I am running Mac OS X 10.7.5 and the Dock/Mission Control/Desktop functionality is totally broken. My dock is not present after startup so I have to start all applications from Spotlight. I can't ...
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Show exposé/"All Application Windows" from the dock

Is there anyway to show all the windows for one application (aka Exposé) from the window icon on the launcher? I know it is possible by right-clicking on the icon and then "Show All Windows", but I ...
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Make middle-click on app icon in dock show app window exposé once more

In earlier versions of OS X (Snow Leopard, maybe?), middle-click on an open application's icon in the Dock would have the same effect as right-click -> show all windows. In (Mountain) Lion, this is ...
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Multi-Monitor Mac -- Possible to keep one screen static in Mission Control?

I have a rMBP and a Thunderbolt display, and I love using both displays simultaneously. I also use Mission Control to have several separate work spaces. What I would love is for a way to have my ...
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can you set an application to come to the desktop you are on osx

I know that you can lock an application to a certain desktop, and if you select that application(either through the dock or command+tab), then OSX will change your desktop to the one where the ...
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Modify Expose button on my macbook for another shortcut?

The F3 button on my rMBP has a figure which shows 3 rectangles, pressing the button without the FN key initiates the Expose function. I want to modify that key for another function. However I cannot ...
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How to get old Dock Exposé on Mountain Lion?

Dock Exposé was a Snow Leopard feature which allowed users to click on an app on the Dock and, holding that click, windows of that app would be exposed. On Mountain Lion, Dock Exposé doesn't seem to ...
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How to use LaunchPad and Mission Control on Mountain Lion with an external keyboard

I am using an external (generic) keyboard. I just switched from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. On Snow Leopard, I could pull up Expose by pressing F2 on my external keyboard, but now I can't. Is ...
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How do I reassign the F3 key to another application?

I have a gesture for Exposé so I need another button (the F3) to do the same. I'd love to replace F3 to show/hide the MacBartender app. Would it be possible to reassign this key for such a use? I ...
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Control arrow key to jump to the next word

I have OS X 10.6.8 and I run MS Word:Mac 2011. I programmed the keyboard to allow me to jump from word to word in a document by hitting Control + Arrow key. This makes word processing much faster. ...
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Expose on OS X 10.7

Is there a way to get OS X 10.5-type Expose for windows, on OS X 10.7? I've found the new "Mission Control", but I haven't figured out how to get it to show me all my windows, like before. It shows ...
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restart hot corners

On Snow Leopard (latest version, but it's been happening for a while), I have the top right corner set to show Spaces, and the bottom right to show the Desktop. Occasionally, often enough to be ...
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